Queen laying wreath at Cenotaph

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday, which falls on 11 November in 2018, is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

Below you can find information concerning the National Service of Remembrance, as well as Remembrance Sunday dates for upcoming years.

National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph

The National Service of Remembrance, held at The Cenotaph in Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday, ensures that no-one is forgotten as the nation unites to honour all who have suffered or died in war.

HM The Queen will pay tribute alongside Members of the Cabinet, Opposition Party leaders, former Prime Ministers, the Mayor of London and other ministers. Representatives of the Armed Forces, Fishing Fleets and Merchant Air and Navy will be there, as well as faith communities and High Commissioners of Commonwealth countries.

How can I take part in the National Service of Remembrance?

Each year, veterans participate in the March Past. Places to take part in the Cenotaph March Past on Remembrance Sunday 2018 will be allocated through associations. If you are an individual wishing to apply for tickets please contact your relevant association.

If you wish to attend the service as a spectator, you can find further information on the website of the Department of Culture, Media & Sport, who are responsible for organising the event.

In 2018, for the end of the First World War Centenary Commemorations, the Government is organising for an additional 10,000 members of the public to march past the cenotaph after the Legion organised march has finished. Details on how to apply to the ballot for the public march past will be released by the Government later in the year.

Remembrance Sunday Forthcoming Dates

Remembrance Sunday always falls on the second Sunday in November. The dates of upcoming events are:

10 November 2019

8 November 2020

14 November 2021

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